Arlington County Budget Archives

Archives of budget information by Fiscal Year. Fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30.  
 

Archived Budget Documents: Fiscal Years 2017 - 2021

  

FY 2021

FY 2021 Adopted Page

FY 2021 Budget Page

FY 2021 Adopted Budget Press Release

Highlights

  • Adopted a $1.3 billion balanced General Fund Budget that reflects the novel coronavirus’s impact on County revenues and priorities. 
  • The County Board approved a $10.2 million contingent fund that included $2.7 million for housing grants, permanent supportive housing, emergency food assistance, and other emergency needs and $7.5 million to assist small businesses and nonprofits, aid service delivery recovery, provide employee support.  
  • No increase in the Calendar Year 2020 tax rate. The tax rate remained at $1.026 (including the sanitary district tax) per $100 of assessed real estate value. 
  • The County Board provided $524.6 million to Arlington Public Schools, a slight increase over the FY 2020 ongoing funding level.

FY 2020

FY 2020 Adopted Page

FY 2020 Budget Page

FY 2020 Adopted Budget Press Release

Highlights

  • Unanimously approves $1.4 billion balanced budget
  • Two-cent increase to CY 2019 property tax rate, including 1.5 cents to Schools. The Board’s action set the CY 2019 tax rate at $1.026 (including the sanitary district tax) per $100 of assessed value.
  • The County Board provided $532.3 million for Schools, with $522.4 million in ongoing and $9.9 million in one-time funding. 
  • $4.8 million in budget reductions, after restoration of some Cultural Affairs programming restored with one-time funding

FY 2019

FY 2019 Adopted Page

FY 2019 Budget Page

FY 2019 Adopted Budget Press Release

Highlights

  • No increase in real estate tax rate. The real estate tax rate will remain at 1.006 per $100 assessed value, the same level as CY 2018 (including stormwater tax).
  • The 3.9 percent increase in residential property assessments in 2018 means that although the real estate tax rate will not rise, the average homeowner will see an increase in taxes and fees from $8,446 to $8,742, a $296 or 3.5 percent increase.
  • The Board provided $1.6 million more in public safety compensation, citing the need to compete in an increasingly tight labor market to attract and retain police officers, firefighters and sheriff deputies.
  • The County Board provided $500.8 million in ongoing funding for Schools, fully funding the School Board’s Proposed Budget.

FY 2018

FY 2018 Adopted Page

FY 2018 Budget Page

FY 2018 Adopted Budget Press Release

Highlights

  • Adopted a $1.25 billion balanced budget. 
  • 1.5-cent property tax rate increase dedicated to Metro, Schools
  • The tax rate increased from the current $0.991 per $100 of assessed value to $1.006 per $100 of assessed value (including stormwater tax).  
  • $23.3 million increase for Schools over the FY 2017 budget, to $490.3 million

FY 2017

FY 2017 Adopted Budget

FY 2017 Budget Page

FY 2017 Adopted Budget Press Release

Highlights

  • Tax rate will decrease by a half cent, from $.996 per $100 of assessed value (including the sanitary district tax) to $0.991 per $100 of assessed value for calendar year 2016.
  • Overall residential real estate assessment average increases by 2.8 percent. The average homeowner will see their tax and fee burden rise 2.5 percent from the previous year. That translates to an average of $16 a month or $189 a year.
  • Additional funding included for Economic Development Incentives, Public Safety, Affordable Housing, and Employee Compensation.
  • The County Board provided $464.5 million in ongoing funding and $2.5 million in one-time funding for Schools, a 3.3 percent increase from FY 2016.